"Fill your classroom with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks."Dr. Seuss
I'm sure all of you have seen this quote floating around on Pinterest. I just love it! However, I changed one word in this quote to fit my post today. Can you guess which one? I changed "home" to "classroom." I think the message, either way, is extremely important.
I've worked really hard to fill all the nooks and crannies in my classroom with lots of books and reading materials. I strongly believe that my students LOVE to read because they have access to so many wonderful books and reading materials on a daily basis. I give my students lots of time throughout the day to read. Here are some pictures of my classroom library and other nooks and crannies in my classroom.
|This is my classroom library. The tubs and books are sorted in a variety of ways: author, topic,|
series, or variety. The tubs are labeled with a number & title. The books in each tub are also numbered
on the back so they can be put back quickly.
|My shelves are made with cinder blocks on the bottom and white laminate shelves on top. I spaced the |
cinder blocks so that I could put tubs between them.
|I have lots of author tubs. I used white ice cube tubs from Walmart|
and labeled them. This is just one cart of them. I have several others on another shelf.
|I have lots of books displayed on picture frame easels around my classroom.|
|Library books are placed in this tub every week.|
|We have a nonfiction library shelf in my classroom. The kids helped to label the book boxes.|
The kids really LOVE these nonfiction books.
|All of our student made books are placed in this tub. I always see kids picking books from this tub for self-selected reading time.|
|I love "advertising" books in this way.|
|For every theme, season or holiday, I make a display of books to invite kids to read.|
|I have books at all of my centers. This is my science center. I have books in the |
black tub on the floor and our unit of study books in the white tub on the table.
|I invite kids to read what other students have written during Writers' Workshop by putting a |
SPOTLIGHT on their writing.
|I've invited staff members to come into our classroom and share their favorite books with us.|
We think reading is so important that we have a Book Share Wall in our classroom.